By: 16 June 2016
Get on your bike to support vital orthopaedic research

Get on your bike to support vital orthopaedic research

Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK) is urging experienced and novice cyclists to enter the London to Windsor bike ride on 4 September to help support a £2.5m fund raising campaign.

Currently, 8.5 million people in the UK, of all ages, are affected by orthopaedic complaints including trauma injuries, degenerative diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis, infections, bone tumours and congenital disorders such as muscular dystrophy.

ORUK is now seeking to raise £2.5m in voluntary income over the next five years to continue supporting vital translational research which has the potential to dramatically reduce suffering and improve the quality of millions of lives.

ORUK Events Manager Ruth Threadgold said: “Our ultimate aim is to eliminate bone and joint disease and we hope the London-Windsor bike ride will help to raise our profile as well as vital funds to support key, high quality research projects throughout the country.

“If you’re an experienced cyclist or an enthusiastic novice, there is a route for you. It promises to be a great day and we hope as many people as possible will saddle up and support us.”

The London-Windsor ride will involve cycling through the pretty villages of the Thames Valley to Alexandra Gardens in Windsor. At the finish by the river you’ll find entertainment, food stalls, beer tents, circus, music and sports massage.

There’s a choice of 55 and 37 mile on-road routes or a shorter 29 miles which includes some towpaths. The short route has a family option through Windsor Great Park to the finish.

All riders need to pledge a minimum of £100 sponsorship and all money raised will go towards funding orthopaedic research.

If you are interested in taking part please contact Ruth Threadgold via email: